Cool Dad Job: Captain America
Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Starring in Apple TV’s first original film, The Banker.
When Mackie, who goes by The Falcon in the Marvel Universe, inherited Cap’s shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame, theaters across America roared with applause.That’s not because Mackie is the highest-profile actor in Hollywood — he’s known for stealing scenes, not starring roles — but because his character, a veteran with a heart of gold and wings of metal, feels like the protector America needs in a post-Steve Rogers, post-”America’s ass” world. But honor and duty aren’t the whole game for Mackie. There’s real acting, playing a businessman trying to make loans available to African-Americans in The Banker, and real life, in which he has three kids with his wife and childhood sweetheart, Sheletta Chapital.